center city schools

Friends Select

At Friends Select, students are taught to think critically, research independently, and utilize their natural talents. Hands-on learning and adventures beyond the classroom—in art and science rooms, in the city of Philadelphia, and beyond—make learning an active, engaging experience. Our mission is to cultivate curiosity and to prepare every student successfully for an engaging and fulfilling life.

Instead of imparting facts, questions are asked.  Lessons are transformed into quests for knowledge and guides students as they discover new worlds. To enable discovery, the school is built on a firm foundation of Quaker values, with emphasis on peaceful resolution of conflict, service toward others, mutual respect, and inclusion.  The Pre-K–12 academic program is an engaging educational journey. It’s carefully constructed to guide students through every stage of learning.

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17th St & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103

P: 215.561.5900
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Elementary School, preK-12

Rose Hagan
Head of School
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Center City District Central Pennsylvania Development Corporation